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DC Cybernetic Summer #1

8.1Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Rub some sunscreen on your circuits, because DC’s favorite cyborgs are hitting the beach in DC Cybernetic Summer on July 28! In this sizzling summertime anthology special, Harley Quinn and Sy Borgman conquer a truly titanic water slide, Cyborg, Superman, and Cyborg Superman find it difficult to have a conversation, much less a fight, and Batman tries everything to escape a summer cookout—even taking on the omnipotent Brother Eye and his newly infectious O.M.A.C.s!
And it’s not just the cyborgs hitting the surf! Flashes from across the multiverse gather for a race to claim the fastest flash in the multiverse! Mercury Flash from more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jul 28, 2020

    DC Cybernetic Summer is a whole lot of fun. It's a title that can be enjoyed by hardcore DC fans and casual readers. It could even be used to entice new readers, so if you know someone you want to get into reading comics, maybe pick up an extra copy for them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jul 31, 2020

    The season to vacation might feel a little more strange this year, compared to years gone by, but stories like the ones in DC Cybernetic Summer give us heroes to root for, and stories to giggle over. It's a lovely offering by masters of comics today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 28, 2020

    If you want some comics to distract you from the world burning while also giving you that sweet Summer content that we all desperately crave, the DC Cybernetic Summer Special is the book you're gonna want to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 31, 2020

    Overall, there isn't a single story in this volume that I didn't enjoy at least somewhat. Another big win for DC as their anthologies continue to be top-tier. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 28, 2020

    Of the recent batch of anthology editions, Cybernetic Summer has plenty of enjoyable stories beyond what I mentioned, but some of the weaker stories weigh it down from being an essential read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Stefan Blitz Jul 29, 2020

    Anyone looking for some fun, light reading can do much worse than seeing Batman scared by a coffee pot. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 28, 2020

    The story was interesting at the start and had some intriguing ideas, but it completely fell apart towards the end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Jul 28, 2020

    The 80 pages of DC's Cybernetic Summer fly by. Check this one out for some much-needed excitement and levity during one of the weirdest summers ever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Jul 29, 2020

    A ten part experiment on being silly, DC Cybernetic Summers a series of stories that are seemingly out of canon and thus more equipped to be ludicrous and frontloaded. Though these antics works for some of the tales, others fail to inspire. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Liem Duong Jul 28, 2020

    This is just a solid seasonal anthology for the summer, cyborg style. This anthology has a variety of wacky stories, and while it might not appeal to everybody, everyone can at least get a laugh or two out of this book, and it serves its function well. Alot of these stories makes fun of itself and it knows it. All of these stories to me were just something nice to kick back and read for the summer, my favorite being the Superboy/Legion story by Erickson. Its was a splash of F U N. So if you want to read some funny and chill stories, here ya go. Its nothing super special or memorable, and is kind of a rip off for 10 bucks, but nevertheless is something that can be enjoyed.

  • 6.0
    Nihilist Jul 28, 2020

    As with any thematic anthology, there's something for everyone here, but it's also doubtful each and every short story contained in it will appeal to every reader. I, personally, found Summer Lovin', Summer Bummer and Catfish Crisis (in this order) to be the most enjoyable for the most part, with Summer Camp and very possibly Fandom following soon after. That said, no comic here is perfect or even outstanding - they're just funny little shorts you read, laugh a minute and move on, forgetting everything you've just read. That's usually the nature of anthologies.

    Summer Lovin' is a decent silver age Superman story touching the subject of Turing's famous test, and is probably the only story here that made me feel something. Even if more

  • 5.5
    YourGreenMuse Jul 28, 2020

    I told myself I wouldn't read this one but I am a masochist, I guess. Anthologies are usually all over the place, and in the case of these holiday themed ones, used as sort of a testing grounds for smaller writers. In my opinion, that leads to a lot of these anthologies being mediocre at best. But maybe this one will be the exception to the rule.

    The Limits of Control by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman is something that I can only describe as cute. I feel like they take a couple liberties with the concept of AI. And I understand the whole history of Brother Eye, but still... Batman's suspicious of a coffee maker at the end. That's very cute. The art is honestly great, though, so that's a plus.

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  • 10
    Todd A. Lonn Jul 29, 2020

    I really liked this book. It almost never took itself seriously and I had a lot of fun reading it.

    (Platinum and Wonder Woman make for a good team.)

  • 8.5
    EdNothIng Jul 29, 2020

    I’am here for Max Bernis... and well... this was good

  • 8.0
    axdn Jul 30, 2020

    This was actually a well written and a lot of fun comics! (I like my Midhighter and Apollo more edgy) but it is all good!

  • 8.0

    These vary in quality, as they always do, but there is a sense they are getting better with each one. The standout to me was Steve Orlando's Midnighter and Apollo story, the choice of Mallah and Brain as villains they could relate to was pretty brilliant. Some of it was borderline fan fiction, like Stuart Moore's, but it reads like something your friend would write as an inside joke and that is kind of okay too.

    The Superboy story was pretty heavy too... that was a fantastic and well written short.

  • 8.0
    CreatiScope Aug 30, 2020

    https://www.creatiscope.com/review-dc-cybernetic-summer-1/

  • 7.0
    SONOFBATMANN Jul 29, 2020

    Batman vs Brother Eye = 6

    Platinum & Wonder Woman = 5

    Red Tornado Family = 8

    Blue & Gold = 9

    Multiverse Flash Race = 7

    Superboy Robot = 9

    Midnighter & Apollo = 6

    Harley Quinn = 4

    Robotman & Mike = 10

    Superman & Cyborg vs Henshaw = 10

  • 8.5
    The Chosen One Jul 28, 2020

  • 8.5
    tonpas1989 Jul 28, 2020

  • 7.0

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